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Argentina v Netherlands Quarter-final Live Updates

Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties

18: 56 , Dec 09

Argentina-Netherlands fight for a place at top-4

Lionel Messi's conquest to win his maiden World Cup trophy is up against a Dutch challenge in the second quarter-final of the Qatar World Cup at the Lusail Stadium in Doha on Saturday.

Argentina eased past Australia in the Round of 16 while the Netherlands knocked out the USA to reach the quarter-finals.

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Netherlands: Andries Noppert, Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk (c), Nathan Ake, Denzel Dumfries, Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong, Daley Blind, Cody Gakpo, Memphis Depay, Steven Bergwijn

Argentina: Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Marcos Acuna, Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, Lionel Messi (c), Julian Alvarez

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1'- The match kicks off

Netherlands' Memphis Depay kick off at the start of the match
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10'- No real chances in the first 10 minutes. Argentina attempted some crosses, none of them threatened the Netherlands goal 

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THROWBACK: A stunner from Dennis Bergkamp

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Netherlands get a corner after Otamendi cleared a promising chance for the Dutch. Argentine defence safely negotiate the corner kick

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22'- Messi shot goes over

Messi tried to make something happen out of nothing in an evenly matched contest so far. But his left-footed strike went way over the Dutch goal post

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24'- Bergwijn's shot goes wide

Netherlands had their first good chance of the match when Depay managed to get the ball through two Argentine defenders. But Bergwijn seemingly rushed his shot and missed his target by a lot.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi shoots at goal but misses his mark
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Argentina assistant coach Walter Samuel received a yellow card for some unruly behaviour that caught the attention of the referee.

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35'- GOAL for Argentina

A scintillating pass from Lionel Messi set up Molina for his first international goal, which gave Argentina a 1-0 lead.

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40'- Messi shoots, but straight to the Dutch keeper

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Acuna saw a yellow card for his challenge on Timber. But Timber also suffered the same fate for shoving Acuna once after getting back on his feet

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Argentine defender Romero was shown a yellow card for a handball.

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45'- Five minutes added as stoppage time

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Dutch substitute Wout Weghorst was shown a yellow card. This is the fourth booking inside the first half of the match

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HT: Argentina 1 - Netherlands 0

In a first half which saw very few chances for both sides, it was a moment of brilliance from Messi and a calm and composed finish from Molina that gives Argentina a 1-0 lead over the Netherlands halfway into their quarter-final bout.

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Netherlands have made two half-time changes. IN - Steven Berguhuis, Teun Koopmeiners. OUT - Steven Bergwjin, Marten de Roon

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51'- A rare miss from Messi. De Paul with the pass, but Messi couldn't get there in time

Argentina's Lionel Messi in action with Netherlands' Andries Noppert
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59'-Argentina miss the chance to double the score. MacAllister the culprit as his pass was too wide for De Paul

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63'- Messi nearly makes it 2-0

Messi won a free kick from the edge of the box. Messi took the free-kick and the ball. thankfully for the Dutch, grazed the outside of the net.

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Netherlands make another change. De Jong comes in for Blind

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Argentina's Lionel Messi shoots at goal from a free kick
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Argentina make a change. De Paul goes off the field as Parades replaces him

20: 33 , Dec 09

71'- PENALTY for Argentina

Acuna was fouled by Dumfries at the edge of the box, and the referee was quick to point to the penalty spot.

Messi stepped up to take the spot kick and unlike the match against Poland earlier in this World Cup, the Argentine captain scored to make it 2-0.

20: 41 , Dec 09
Argentina's Lionel Messi scores their second goal from the penalty spot
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Argentina make two changes. IN: Tagliafico, Pezella. OUT: Romero, ACUNA

Netherlands make one change. Weghorst comes in for Depay

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Argentina take Alvarez off. Lautaro Martinez replaces him.

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83'- Netherlands pull one back

Netherlands scored from their first attempt on target in the match as substitute Weghorst's header give the Netherlands a slimmer of a chance with seven minutes of regular time left in the clock.

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89'-Tempers flair, chaos ensues

Paredes cleared the ball straight to the Dutch dugout, which prompted the Dutch substitutes rush to the field. The referee sorted the chaotic situation shortly and Paredes was shown yellow for his actions.

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90'- 10 minutes have been added as stoppage time

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92'- Netherlands free-kick

Netherlands won a free-kick at right at the edge of the box in the second minute of stoppage time. Berghuis took the free-kick but couldn't get it over the Argentine defencive wall

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100'- Netherlands equalise

Netherlands won a free-kick at the edge of the box in the final minute of stoppage time. In a brilliant move, Koopmeiners didn't take a direct shot at goal, in stead he gave a short pass to Weghorst, who sent the ball home for the second time in the match to take the game into extra time.

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99'- Another free-kick for Netherlands

Otamendi once again conceded a free-kick, this time not as close to the Argentine box. But this time the Dutch didn't employ any other special trick and the Argentine defence easily averted the danger.

21: 25 , Dec 09

104'-Otamendi nearly gives Argentina the lead

This time it was Argentina who got a free-kick at the opponent's half. Messi sent a loopy ball inside the box and Otamendi nearly got his foot to the ball, but couldn't make a connection.

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105'- first half of extra time ends without any goals

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Argentina make a substitution. Goal-scorer Molina is replaced by Montial.

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112'-Argentina prepare for the penalty shootout

Argentina are seemingly preparing themselves for the penalty shootout, as they have subbed in a reportedly half-fit Angel Di Maria in place of defender Lisandro Martinez

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113'- Gakpo out, Lang in for Netherlands

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114'- Van Djik saves Netherlands

Lautaro Martinez's shot from inside the box was seemingly headed towards the goal. But Van Djik was at the right place at the right time for Dutch, as the ball deflected off of him and went behind for a corner.

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115'- Argentina pushing for winner

Enzo Fernandes and German Pezella came close to winning it for Argentina in quick succession, but both of them missed the mark.

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119'- Montiel denied by Dutch keeper Noppert

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120'- Messi's shot takes deflection, goes for a corner

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120'- Di Maria goes for direct shot from corner, denied by the keeper.

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It comes down to the penalties

Argentine came close to scoring a winner thrice in the last three minutes but fate denied them. Now, the fate of the second quarterfinal of the Qatar World Cup will be decided on a tie-breaker.

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First Penalty

Netherlands: Van Djik misses

Argentina: Messi scores

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Second Penalty

Netherlands: Berghuis misses

Argentina: Paredes scores

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Third Penalty

Netherlands: Koopmeiners scores

Argentina: Montiel scores

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Fourth Penalty

Netherlands: Woghorst scores

Argentina: Fernandes misses

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Fifth Penalty

Netherlands: Luk De Jong scores

Argentina: Lautaro Martinez scores

21: 56 , Dec 09

Argentina wins it on penalties

Argentina looked primed to win the match inside 90 minutes, before two late strikes from Weghorst took the match into extra time.

After a barren extra time, the match went to a tie-breaker. Argentina scored their first three, while the Dutch only scored once.

Enzo Fernandes then missed the fourth penalty while Woghurst scored for the Netherlands. Luk De Jong also scored from the Netherlands' final spot kick and it was all up to Lautaro Martinez, who is yet to score in the World Cup.

But Lautaro stepped up when it mattered the most, and Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 4-3 on penalties to progress to the semifinals.

Now, they will face Croatia in the semifinal, which is set to be the last dance for either Argentina's Lionel Messi or Croatia's Luka Modric.

22: 10 , Dec 09
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Despair for the Dutch

Netherlands' Wout Weghorst and Virgil van Dijk react after being eliminated of the World Cup
Netherlands' Wout Weghorst looks dejected after being eliminated from the World Cup
Netherlands' Luuk de Jong and teammates react after being eliminated of the World Cup
22: 14 , Dec 09

Delight for Argentina

Argentina's Gonzalo Montiel, Alexis Mac Allister, Leandro Paredes, Lionel Messi and Nicolas Tagliafico celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out as Argentina progress to the semi finals
Argentina's Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi, Enzo Fernandez and Julian Alvarez celebrate qualifying for the Semi Finals
Argentina's Emiliano Martinez celebrates qualifying for the Semi Finals